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TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—Can you inform me if the City Tramway Company are not breakiug their agreement with the South Dunedin and St. Kilda Corporation by iosuing packet tickets at the rate of 2s Cd per packet, with a discount off of Is Gd, available to the 30th September. Unless you purchase a packet of tickets you must pay the ordinary fareviz,, 3d. They will not accept Id ; at the same time they accept Id fares on theLeith line. Is it because Cobb and Co. run to the Leith and not to the Beach? If so, I sincerely hope that Cobb and Co. will put their coaches on the Beach line immediately.—l am, etc., Fair Play. St. Kilda, August 29. |Wo have received several letters to the same effect, and have made inquiry at the tramway office. We find that by their agreements with the Caversham and other suburban councils tho Tramway Company cannot, if they once reduce their fares, again raise them without the consent of the councils. This stipulation is not a part of the agreement with the City Council, and the Tramway Company are therefore running to the Leith at single penny fares. To put passengers to and from the Ocean Beach, Caversham, etc., as far as possible, on equally good terms with those who travel to and from the Leith, the company are issuing packet tickets at 2s 6d per dozan, with an allowance by way of discount of Is Gd on each packet. Passengers on the south line are therefore practically travelling at penny fares. The company have pointed out to us that the trams are not marked, as our correspondent says, "Fare one penny," but "Fare one penny by packet tickets."—En. E.S.]

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THE TRAM SERVICES., Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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THE TRAM SERVICES. Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889